warrior

noun, often attributive
war·​rior | \ ˈwȯr-yər How to pronounce warrior (audio) , ˈwȯr-ē-ər, ˈwär-ē- also ˈwär-yər\

Definition of warrior

: a person engaged or experienced in warfare broadly : a person engaged in some struggle or conflict poverty warriors

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Examples of warrior in a Sentence

a proud and brave warrior a program of tough training and discipline that turns untried civilians into warriors

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All the other warriors buried at the ancient site had knives in the graves. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The Man With a Knife for an Arm," 14 Aug. 2018 The warriors butchered the people and used the heads of Lewis’s kinsmen as decoration for their belts. Emily Bernard, The New Republic, "Zora Neale Hurston’s drive to tell the story of the slave trade’s last survivor," 19 June 2018 But Vea, who also ran a speedy 5.1 40-yard dash, is not just a workout warrior. Adam H. Beasley, miamiherald, "The strongest man in the 2018 draft might be the strongest candidate to replace Suh | Miami Herald," 3 Apr. 2018 View this post on Instagram Bts of my lil’ limitless warrior on the set of our new video LIMITLESS!!! Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Best Mom Ever Jennifer Lopez Is Already Teaching Her Daughter How to Sing," 28 Dec. 2018 Maui’s Chief Kahekili often leapt into the sea here, gaining the respect of his warriors for his fearlessness. The Seattle Times, "Winter getaway: Stay and play in Kaanapali, Maui," 15 Aug. 2018 There is evidence that dogs have been comrades of soldiers for several millennia, fighting alongside their two-legged warriors, standing guard, and carrying messages. Grant Suneson And John Harrington, USA TODAY, "The 25 most heroic dogs in America," 5 July 2018 And even in its title, the book puns tellingly on the distinction between Beowulf the warrior, or aglæca, and the mother of Grendel, the monster, the aglæca-wif. Constance Grady, Vox, "The 16 best books I read in 2018," 21 Dec. 2018 The Lombard warrior, according to a paper published this summer, lost an arm from medical amputation. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The Man With a Knife for an Arm," 14 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of warrior

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for warrior

Middle English werreour, from Anglo-French *werreier, guerreier, from warreier, guerreier to wage war, from werre war — more at war

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The first known use of warrior was in the 14th century

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warrior

noun

English Language Learners Definition of warrior

: a person who fights in battles and is known for having courage and skill

warrior

noun
war·​rior | \ ˈwȯr-yər How to pronounce warrior (audio) , ˈwȯr-ē-ər\

Kids Definition of warrior

: a person who is or has been in warfare

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